Supply chain disruptions force Mazda to idle two Japan plants for two days

TOKYO – Mazda Motor Corp. will suspend production at its two domestic factories for two days in April due to parts supply disruptions.

The automaker said that a rise in COVID-19 cases in China were among factors expected to cause problems in the supply of components.

Mazda did not say how much vehicle output would be affected by the suspension at its factories in Hiroshima and Yamaguchi prefectures on April 4 and 5.

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